Nigerian Government to borrow N5.6 trillion from domestic and foreign sources

The Federal Government is to borrow N5.6 trillion from domestic and foreign sources to support the implementation of the N13.59 trillion budget.

The N5.6 trillion is the total deficit of this year’s N13.59 trillion budget.

Giving a breakdown of the borrowing plan in Abuja on Tuesday, Finance Minister Zainab Ahmed, also said the government is targeting about N850 billion from unclaimed dividends and dormant bank deposits.

She added that privatisation of some public assets valued at N205.15 billion might take place this year.

According to her, the government will raise N2.34 trillion each from domestic and foreign sources.

Multi-lateral and bi-lateral loan drawdowns will provide N709.69 billion.

On   unclaimed dividends and the  dormant deposits, Ahmed   said: “We have to get the exact report from CBN (Central Bank of Nigeria) and the registrars(of security firms) to ascertain that so it could be realised into this special a trust fund for unclaimed dividends and dormant account.”

The minister explained that government was also working with the CBN to regularise some previous borrowings.



– The Nation

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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